Bengals squeeze by RNE, cancel Sept. 17 Homecoming game

COLUMBIA – Blythewood (3-1) won its first road game of the season last week at Richland Northeast, but it was a battle to the end. With both teams trading scoreless possessions in through the first quarter, Blythewood led 7-3 at halftime. Both teams found the end zone in the third quarter. Blythewood held its 14-10 […]

Blythewood falls to Brookland-Cayce, looks to bounce back at RNE Friday

BLYTHEWOOD – Brookland-Cayce football had played no games this season coming into Friday’s matchup at Blythewood. The Bengals had two wins on the season, but a backup quarterback was limited and a workhorse running back in Desmond Boatwright had taken a huge share of the offense. The result Friday night was a defensive battle in […]

Bengals defeat Goose Creek after cancelled Westwood game

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood football team was hurrying to prepare to play crosstown rival Westwood this week, after a 22-6 Monday night win over Fairfield Central. By Wednesday the Redhawks had to bow out of the Battle for the Jean Schmidt Memorial Axe because of a Covid issue. With the game cancelled for the second […]

Boatwright, Bengals D stymie Fairfield Central

BLYTHEWOOD – Desmond Boatwright blasted through Fairfield Central defenders Monday night. Backup quarterback David Herndon had enough touch on the ball to throw three touchdown passes. Together, they and the rest of the Blythewood football team closed out a 22-6 victory over 3A rival Fairfield Central Monday night. Boatwright had 169 yards on 22 carries […]

Young Bengal team has much to learn about itself

BLYTHEWOOD – Besides getting his team as much work in film, weight room, and practice field as possible this fall, Blythewood head football coach Jason Seidel’s main contention will be to get a youthful Bengals team fit for its season opener against Fairfield Central Monday night. As the Covid era persists, Seidel told the Blythewood […]

Bengals ink plans, receive post-season honors

BLYTHEWOOD – Receiver Joshua Burrell and linebacker DJ Hutcherson were named to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl Roster. The Shrine Bowl was cancelled as a COVID precaution. Burrell and Hutcherson were also recently named to the 5A 2020 South Carolina Football Coaches Association’s All-State team. Burrell and Hutcherson were chosen with a total of seven […]

Blythewood ends season with loss to Gaffney

GAFFNEY – Knowing its postseason hopes are put on hold until fall 2021, the Blythewood football team traveled to Region 3-5A champion Gaffney Friday night and hung tough against the upstate power. The Bengals couldn’t stop the running of backup running back Ken Littlejohn, who powered the Indians’ 24-18 victory at The Reservation with 135 […]

Blythewood clenches win in fourth

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood football team may have missed the cut on a shortened playoff season, but the Bengals ended finished Region 4-5A play in the truncated regular season on a good note with a 30-15 victory over Rock Hill Thursday night at District Two Stadium. Quarterback Angelo Donato, starting in his third game since […]

Blazers best Bengals in defensive stalemate

BLYTHEWOOD – After a halftime 0-0 stalemate, Blythewood and Ridge View offenses gave it their best shot in the opening of second-half action Friday night. The Blazers came through with a 1-yard Andre Washington touchdown run, then blanked the Bengals for the rest of the way in a 7-0 shutout at Westwood High School’s District […]

Blythewood falls to Northwestern in home opener

BLYTHEWOOD – The lack of practice time in the COVID-19 – affected high school football season showed in Blythewood’s Region 4-5A opener against Northwestern Friday night. Passes fell short. Footballs fell from hands at key moments. And the Trojans’ two fourth-quarter scores did the Bengals in in a 19-7 defeat at District 2 Stadium. “It’s […]